Lights! Camera! Chutzpah!
October 7 - 8

October 7- 8, 2017 / Limited Seating / 24 Hours 



What is it?

Since 2005, Austin School of Film hosts their annual event where Texas high school students, ages 14-19, come together to create short films in only 24 hours during the Annual Youth M.A.F.I.A Day Film Festival & Screening. This event takes place starting 10:00 am at an area school during SXSW. Austin School of Film has partnered with AJFF to bring together a similar event for their organization with just as much fun!

You can view last year's AJFF films here:

All completed films will be screened as part of 2017 Austin Jewish Fim Festival.
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You and your team will have 24 hours to write, shoot, and edit a short film. You will receive a genre and a prop that HAS to be incorporated into your short film. Your team will be required to have four students.   

When/Where is it?  October 7 - 8, 2017 at The Austin School of Film. 

What does ASOF provide?
The event will provide Saturday lunch & dinner, and Sunday breakfast in addition to snacks & beverages through out the 24 hours. You and your team will also be able to access the editing labs provided by ASoF to edit your short films. Students will be using iMac computers and have the choice of platforms such as: Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, iMove, Garage Band and more. *Artist mentors will always be present in the computer lab to offer assistance.

What you should bring:
~ Your permission slips will be emailed upon registration, please make sure to bring parental/guardian signed forms day of event. 
~ Your AJFF Badge will be picked up the day of the event at orientation.



Suggested supplies: fun wardrobe, notebooks, writing materials, duct tape, board games, deck of cards, change of clothes, toothbrush, toothpaste, sleeping bag, pillows, camera, and anything you may need for the duration of the 24 hour event.

Who will see my film?  All finished films will be screened at the 2017 Austin Jewish Film Festival .   

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At Austin Jewish Film Festival 2017


Contact Education Director, Faiza Kracheni (

Lights! Camera! Chutzpah! Producer, Wendy Corn (



October 7- 8, 2017 / Limited Seating / 24 Hours